World Cup Daily: Germany Still In Strong Position To Qualify

Germany were stunned by Colombia last time out
18:01, 02 Aug 2023

Colombia only need a point to top Group H after their stunning victory over Germany last time out. They’re already guaranteed a spot in the knockout stage ahead of their clash with Morocco. Germany are in a strong position to join them in the round of 16 as they take on South Korea on the final match day of the group stage. Here is everything you need to know about Thursday’s World Cup action.

Morocco v Colombia - Group H

Where: HBF Park, Perth

When: 11am (BST)/ 6pm (AWST)

TV: BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website

Referee: Francesca Di Monte (Italy)

Last meeting: N/A

Morocco’s last result: 1-0 win v South Korea

Colombia’s last result: 2-1 win v Germany 

Colombia pulled off one of the great World Cup shocks with their victory over Germany last time out. This secured their place in the knockout stage and a point against Morocco will see them top the group. Morocco, on the other hand, still have a chance of progressing themselves. They are let down by a 10-goal deficit from Germany but if the Germans slip-up against South Korea and lose again, and Morocco beat Colombia, the Lionesses of Atlas will go through.

Betfred odds: Morocco 11/2, Colombia 1/2, Draw 13/5

Sportsman stat: Colombia could become the second South American side to win all their group games at the World Cup after Brazil (2007, 2011, 2015)

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South Korea v Germany - Group H

Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

When: 8am (BST)/ 7pm (AEST)

TV: BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website

Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand)

Last meeting: N/A

South Korea’s last result: 0-1 loss v Morocco

Germany’s last result: 1-2 loss v Colombia

Euro 2022 finalists Germany were left stunned after their 2-1 defeat to Colombia on matchday two and they will look for an immediate response to ensure they qualify for the knockout stage. As long as they match or better Morocco’s result they will join Colombia in the round of 16. South Korea need to win by five goals in this one and hope Morocco lose to have any chance of qualifying for the round of 16.

Betfred odds: South Korea, Germany 1/6, Draw 5/1

Sportsman stat: South Korea are yet to keep a clean sheet at the World Cup, conceding an average of 2.5 goals per game across their 12 fixtures. Germany, meanwhile, have scored 128 in 46 games in the competition, at an average of 2.8 per match.

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